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Afe!?!? m WHOLE NUMBER, 16,212.
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF 'DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, April D.-Forecnat for
Friday nnd Saturday: , ?.
Virginia?Fair Friday, Incronslng cloudi?
ness Saturday, probably, followed by
iHowersi north winds, becoming oust and
iros In - .
North Carolina-- fair Friday; Saturday
ihowcrei fresh winds, mostly south.
Delightful spring wcntlior, with a sus
tolclnn of chill In the air attor nightfall,
marked? yesterday, increasing cloudiness
Is anticipated to-day and probably show?
STATU OF TUB THKRMOM10TF.R.
1.1 M; .CO :
3 P.'M.;. <3
II,P. M.?/?? W
n p. m./?.? ?
12 midnight .:.|?
Averago.........'. 06 2-3
Hlghost temperature yesterday.....'. ?3
.Lowest temperature yesterday.?I
Mean tompcrutur? yesterday. ?J
Normal lomperaliire for April.......... o?
Departure from normal temperature, 07
l'rcclpltatlon for past 21 hours......... 00
April. 10, 1903.
Bun rises.B:-ll I HIGH TID15.
Bun sets.?:3? I Morning.?Kl.l
Moon sets.4:52 | Evening.-....1:311
House votes to remove Judge C, J.
Campbell from the bench of Amtierst
county hy a. considerable irin'Jnrlty-The
Maun liquor bill now only lacks the Gov?
ernor'? signature to become a lato?
(?llllcan converted before his death?
Comment of the Anti-Saloon League on
? tile Mann bill-Observance of Good Fri?
day In the churches?'Recruiting/ station
established In the Fedenti building hero
?Many organisations walling to secure
charter???? wife has her husband ar?
rested In Ilenrico county-A marl-dog
In Fulton-Superintendent of Laurel Re?
formatory not re-elected; a breezy meet?
ing held last night-Prominent Virgin?
ians to go to St, Louis-Movo for a new
liridge over the rl?/er?Competitive ex?
aminai ion for admission to naval acad?
emy to be held to-morrow-Donatl's
I ?anillo? win a,bull game-Minister per?
forms three marriages In twenty-four
hour??Engine make? a wild run with.
no one aboard-Valuable portraits for
the Concfedernte Museum-Corporation
bills to bo taken up Tuesday-Head of
the Lady Maccabees here?Southern Ve?
hicle Association, adjourns after a ban
nue!. MANCHESTER-Young man : ar
icstod on the chnrgO of taking ? watch
nnd chain?-Charged with blocking t.he
street*-City mule sold-?An entertain?
ment for the Florida table at the bazaar
?-Funeral this afternoon-Fine enter?
tainment at Lender Hall-Finance Com?
mittee to meet to-night-Auditor Hall
sick-Anniversary of Anderson Lodge??
Revival services-German at . Leader
Hall Tuesday night.
Early saloon closing nnd higher license
in Bristol-Collega debate at Emory
Fatal shooting affair between negroes at
Lawyers' Station-Burglary rt Gordons
vine-Hatchet found In Washington
liouse In Frr-derlekstliirg, but no cherry
tree-Dog tax in Lexington-Klcilo
manln entered ue defense nlea In Norfolk
Police Court??Negro? arrested in Staun?
ton for shooting conductor-?-Disappointed
lover takes laudanum at Suffolk-??, H.
Lee has dlsuppared from ??unl??Higher
license- ili Orango-Consolidation ofvPe
tersburc Chamber of Commerco and
Young Men's Business Association-Drys
win by 203 majority In Danville-Uni?
versity of Virginia-defeats Lehlgh 4 to 0
In errorless game.-Ma fringes-Garfleld
"Wood and Miss Lizzie Stanleton in Brls
'tol; R. D. Brinkley and Miss Mn'rv M.
Alexander at Newport News; Hi K. Short
nnd Miss Olile Klrkpntrlck in Rockbrldge;
S. D. TImherlako, Jr., and Miss Annie
Svbil Faw In Brooklyn; G. W. Boyer and
Miss ?Nora May Bookman In Bon Air;
?William Whltley nnd Miss Ida Lee Han?
cock In Portsmouth. Deaths-Mrs. Lu?
cile Baxter at Goldsboro, N. C.
Circus bill poster dead at Creen ville
Election on bond "-Issue for nubile Im?
provements nt Fnyettevllle-Republican
rloctod to succeed Prltrhard-Postofflce
at Windsor robbed-Pemberton Indicted
for shooting O'Hanlon-Interest In the
Charlotte primnry of next Saturday-?j
Charters granted at Raleigh-Little hrf?
killed by servant girl accidentally near
Charlotte-Interest in primary at Hen?
United Stnt'es Circuit Court, decides
against legality of the Northern Securities
Company merger nnd an appeal will bo
taken to the Supremo Court?-President
Roosevelt heeded threat that boast of
tariff revision would endanger his renom
Inatlon-Immigration records for March
surpass those of any previous month
Now cup challenger defeats Shamrock I.
by seventeen minutes over, a thirty-mile
course-Majority of Investigating com?
mltteo sustains charges against Governor
Tefferson Davis, of Arkansas, and Im?
peachment proceedings may follow If re?
sort is adopted-Mrs, Amanda Williams
. ihot her former sweetheart to death
while he slept, and admits that jealousy
was emise of crime, which she planned do
lberateiy-Twelve-Inch gun on battlcshjp
Iowa explodes and kills three men-Ono
man killed and several slightly injured in
clash between union and non-uni?n work?
men In Detroit-Henry Watterson speaks
?t annual banquet of Hamilton Clito. of
Chicago?-Railway employes In Holland
?aid to he asking for a peaceful settle?
ment-Exocriiblo libel law passed by
MAY BE IMPEACHED
Majority of Committee Finds
Charges Against Him Sus?
tained by the Evidence.
(By Associate?! Press.) ' ?
MTTLE ROCK, ARK., April 0.?The
IVays and Means Committee of tho
Mouse of Representatives filed its report
m tlio investigation of charges ponding
tgalnat Governor Jefferson Davis by
lUtorney-General George W, Murphy on
behalf of tho State Penitentiary Board.
The report, which Is a voluminous one,
Is accompanied, by fibout a thousand
typewritten pug?? of evidence. Tho com
mltteo is divided |n its findings, sevon
nf tho eleven mam bora sigline the ma?
jority report, finding certain charges sus?
tained by tlio evidonoo, tho three prin?
cipal ones" bolng tho alleged misuse of
contingent funds, uso of a privato car
furnished by tho Ohontaw Railroad and
?cceptiiiico of coal from a concern which
rVas supplying tho Stato Institutions, no
evidence being Introduced of Intention
to pay,for It. Three members signed a
report exonero ting' both Governor Davis
end tho members of the penitentiary
board from ???>' action of a criminal
A motion was defeated in the House
to postpone further consideration of tho
reporta for ono week. If the majority
report Is adopted impeachment' proceod
?*m?? may. follow,
HOUSE VOTES TO REMOVE JUDGE CAnPBELL;
MANN LIQUOR BILL PASSES BOTH BRANCHES
Report of the Committee
Adopted in a Whirl.
JUDGE W. G. LOVING
House Strikes Out All Refer?
ence to Him In Answer.
OPPOSITION MADE A (
VERY POOR SHOWING
Vote Was 63 to 18, and While Unlimited
Time Was Given, Only Messrs.
Folkes and Leake Spoke for
Accused Judge?The Matter
Now Goes to Senate and
May Be Concurred in.
For Removal?Messrs. Allen, Angeli,
Armstrong, C. C. Baker, W. W. Baker,
Banks, Blscoe, Charles T. Bland,
George . C. Bland, Boaz, Bowman,
Branch, Cannaday, Cabell, Cardwell,
Cat?n, Christian, Churchman, Davis,
Dudley, Duke, Early, Edmondson,
Elam, Featherston, Fulton, Gardner,
Qarrett, Gent, George, Gravely, Her?
man, Heermans, Hoffman, Huff, Jen?
nings, Lacy, Lasslterj Lawoon, Lee,
Lion, Lowry, Lyell, Mort, Murrell, New
hoiise, Nottingham, Orgaln, Overby,
Powers, Purdy, Reynolds, Rice, Rob
eon, Sebrell, Slpe, Blackburn, Smith,
Snead, Stafford, Turpln, Walker, West
Against Removal?Messrs. Coleman,
Cummlng, Edwards,, Folkes, Green,
Hundley, Walter Jordan, Kelley,
Leake, Lewis, Mays, Owens, Stearnes,
Taylor, Toney, \ Wallace, Ware and
The Houso of Delegates, by a vote of
63 to 18, yesterday adopted the resolutions
offered by tho Courts' of Justice Commit?
tee, removing Judge C. J. Campbell, of
the County Court of Amherst, from office,
upon the charges alleged ngalnnt him by
the two houses o? the General Assembly.
The matter will now go to the Senate,
where It Is predicted It will be disposed
ot In like manner. Tho contest lh the
Houso'was short and sharp, and was wit?
nessed by a vast throng of Interested spec?
tators, composed largely of fair women
and well-known mon.
There were about ninety members In
their seats, and a great many Senators
came over to witness the struggle on the
House side. After some preliminaries had
been disposed of and tho Houso had adopt?
ed the conference report on the general
revenue bill, the,chair laid before 'the
body tho removal resolutions offered by
the committee, and Mr. Leake, of Gooch
land, tho Campbell lloor leader, offered a
substitute, contending that tho Investiga?
tion had been Irregular, and calling upon
the House to start It all over again and
give the accused Judge the twenty days'
constitutional notice In advance of the
taking of the testimony.
WOULD NOT YIELD.
To this substitute Mr. Leake addressed
himself at some length, refusing to yield
for a motion to limit tho debate.
When Mr. Leake had concluded, Mr.
Davis, on behnlf of the committee, offered
a straightforward letter to the body from
Judge W. a. Loving, of Nelson, replying
to tho attack made upon him by Judge
Campbell In the latter'? answer, and. he
asked that it be read at the desk, This
brought up the first clash, and tho Camp?
bell forces, led by Mr. Edwards, of West
Point, and others, lined up against having
the letter.rend. It was rend, however, and
Mr. Davis moved to strike out of Judge
Campbell's answer all of that part relat?
ing to Judge Loving, and It was adopted
by a large majority. Mr. Davis pnld a
high tribute to Judge Loving; referred to
his letter (is a manly one, and declared
that Judge Campbell's reference to" him
was oltogcther uncalled for.
Judge Loving stated in his letter that
owing to the follies of youth he had bo
come heavily Involved,In debt, but that
since he had changed his course In life
ho was discharging these obligations by
hard srtugglo, and that no one know It
bettor than Judge Campbell, to whom he
had but recently made a payment.
He refers also to tho difficulty between
himself and Mr, Gordon, and says It was
one of mutual combat, and has long since
been adjusted. He says ho would have
declined Judge Campbell's support for ot?
ilen had It been tendered, as he knew, his
political methods to be base and corrupt,
nnd that lie had never sought position in
In' his closing sentence Judge Loving
uses tho following biting language: "This
mode of Judge Campbell in meeting di?
rect charges against himself of malad?
ministration and corruption In high office
(chnrgos abundantly supported by the
evidence) by crying persecution, and
malting counter charges against his ac?
cusers when run to ground, Is character?
istic of the man, and Is but another evi?
dence of his baseness and cowardice,
, ALL ?'???? DOWN.
When this motion of Mr. Davis hod
carried, there was a move to limit de?
bate, but this motion was lost, nnd the'
substitute resolution of Mr. Leake wns
rejeoted without division, and Mr. F,o)kes
offered another, simply censuring Judge
Campbell for striking Mr, Crnwford, Tho
Richmond member appealed strongly for
m,prcy, nnd at the end of his speech,
his substitute was rejected?ayes, J7;
Mr. Locke offered another, whioh was
also rejeoted, directing the Judiciary
Committee to Inquire whether or not
there should be Impeachment proceed?
ings agnlnst Judge Campbell. /
Mr. Davis now took the floor to closo
the debate, though It oould be hardly
dignified with that term, as thero oould
be found no Campbell n4vocates, not?
withstanding the fact they had made a
great fight for unlimited timo. Just nt
2 p. M. tho Petersburg Inwyer yielded
and the vote was taken with the result
Only ono pair was announced. Mr.
?Continued, pa ?ecoud Fag&?.
JUDGE CLARENCE J. CAMPBELL.
(Whom the House Voted to Bemove.)
JUDGE WILLIAM HODGES ????.
(Patron of the Liquor Law Adopted'Yostorday.)
Woman Admits That She
Planned it a Month Ago.
BOUGHT REVOLVER THEN
Jealousy Was Cause of Mrs. Amanda
Williams Shooting Carroll Mix to
Death While the Latter Slept.
She Submitted to Arrest.
(By Associated Press.)
KANSAS CITY, M0? April 9.?Mrs.
Amanda Williams, who came here recent?
ly from' Texas, shot and fatally wounded
Carroll Mix, of Fayottevllle, Ark., while
tho latter was asleep in his room here
early this morning.
Mrs. Williams . and Mix were former
sweethearts. The woman was deserted by
her husband some time ago in a Texas
town, and until recently had been in
As Mix slept this morning Mrs. Williams
onte'red his room at 5:30, unknown to .other
Inmates of the house, and began flrlng
at him. The first shot entered his nose,
the second entered his cheek, the third
struck him in the groin, and the fourth
grazed -his left arm. The fifth and last
bullet went wild. Mrs. William's sub?
mitted quietly-to arrest.
Mix said that he had come to Kansas
City a few days ago to get away from
tho woman, and said he'did not know she
wns In the city.
Mrs. Williams Is thirty years old and
Mrs. Williams said she had left Fay?
etteville on Monday last to follow ???,
who had preceded her tho day before.
Sho met him hero two dnys ago, she as?
serted, but he evaded her. Mrs. Williams
admitted frankly that < the ehopttng was
prompted by Jealousy. She said she had
beon deserted by her husband In Texas
a year ago. and that the acquaintance
with Mix, whom she had known for years,
was renewed. Mix was a farmer,
Mrs. .Williams, In a statement to the
prosecutor, admitted that she had pur?
chased the, revolver with which she shot
Mix a month ago, and that she had
planned "the Bhootlng deliberately., She
was calm when arrested, but later In her
cell became hysterical and exprossed sor?
row for her deed.
The woman says her husband Is James
Williams, of Gainesville, Texas.
A. C. GILLIGAN
Talked With Dr. Moncure of
His Case, but Made No
On the day before his death,. Andrew
Carter Gllllgan, who died Wednesday
night In the State penitentiary, was con?
verted under the ministry of tho Rev. Dr.
John Monoure, Episcopal olty missionary
Dr. Moncure, who visits the penitentiary
regularly, had seen GllllgRn two or three
times before, and on Tuesday, when he
learned ot the man's serious Illness, ho at
once hurried to his cell, Gllllgan had
every comfort religion could offer, and
Tuesday everting he professed conversion.
Ho said he had been baptized bofore.
Buch was the physical condition of tho
prisoner that he , could hardly B]>eak?
still he managed to tell the minister of
the gospel something of tho causes which
led to his Incarceration lu the penitentiary,
,??? wttde no. cutU'w^lou of gulltt however.
Three Men Killed and Five In?
jured on the Iowa.
BODIES BADLY MUTILATED
Twelve Feet of the Outside Turret of |
Twelve-Inch Gun Destroyed by Pre?
mature Explosion of a Shell.
Great Holes Torn in Deck.
(By Associated Press.) '
PENSACOLA, FLA., April 0.?A disas?
trous explosion occurred on the battleship
Iowa to-day while the vessel was at tar?
get practice In tho Gulf. The forward
port twelve-Inch gun burst from the pro
mature explosion of a shell, twelve feet
ot the piece outside the turret being demol?
ished. Three men wero killed and five In?
jured, two seriously. The killed are:
FIRST-CLASS SEAMAN KIELE.
ORDINARY SEAMAN FERCELL.
GUNNER'S MATE BERRY. ,
The Injured are:
First-Class Seaman Gaught, Ordinary
Seamen Thursdalo, Brown, Mansadale
The men killed and Injured were on the
second, or gun deck, at the mess.
Three pieces of the exploded gun, each
weighing. over a ton, passed downward
through the spar deck, falling upon tho
men at moss, instantly killing tho throe
named. All of tho mon wore horribly mu?
The heavy missiles, after passing
through tho gun deck, continued down to
tho third deck, where they came in con?
tact with the armored deck, the.heuvy
steol bringing them to a stop, thus sav?
ing the engineers and firemen, who woro
at work below. Although tho upper decks
were crowded with men, no one thero was
The explosion occurred just as tho mess
call had been sounded. Firing was to
have ceased attor the shot for the dinner
hour. The range had been sot, and the
|, Iowa was steaming along at a speed of
twelve knots an hour, when Lieutenant
Re?d, In charge of the forward twelve
Inch turret, gave orders to load and flro.
The time fuse was cut for tho range, the
piece chargod, breech closed and the word
given to flro. Following tho report of tho
gun there wns a smothered report, ns tho
shell exploded midway In tho gun, nnd
pieces of the burst gun and ehell were j
Three groat holes were torn through
the dock. Thoso who woro below began
coming upon deck, somo bloody and mu?
tilated, whllo lying on the floor, crushed
almost \beyond recognition, were tho three
unfortunate mon. Tho Massachusetts, six
miles distant, wns signalled for aid, and
one of tho 'putters put off with the sur?
geon and assistants. Tho wounded mon
wore taken to the hospital and tholr In?
juries dressed. The dead were brought to
Some claim tho explosion was caused
by a dofootlvo shell, nnd others think
that tho frequent fifing of the pieces at
Culebra during tho winter, added with tho
work done here during the past ten days,
so strained the piece that the force of
tho charges hurst the gun.
MAJOR SOL. CUTCHINS
TAKES HIS LEAVE
The Blues held spoclal battalion drill
at their armory last night, an unusiiolly
large number bolng In ranks. Major
Cutchlns took occasion, to state that It
wns tho last timo ho would bo with tho
boys, and congratulated the two com?
panies on their present good shape, and
expressing regret at bolng forced to leave
A number of tho battalion are desirous
of going to Newport News ?t>?1 16th to
the launching, und U la Ilkoly tho trip
will bo taken, ? ?
It Is expuctoil that Captain Cheatw?od
will succeed Major Cutchlns, and a- pro?
motion be mado all dorm the Hue. ,
Local Option Forces Win Out
by 203 Majority.
RESULT WAS UNEXPECTED
The Saloons,, 23 in Number, Will Pro?
bably Close To-Day ? Defeat of
Wets Due to Over-Confidence
and Activity of Ministers.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspntcli.)
DANVILLE, VA., April 9.?The, "Drys"
won in to-day's local option election by
203 majority. In the city. Tho election
passed off very.quietly so far as any dis?
order, ?.vas concerned, but both sides havo
been working hard all day. The ministers
of the city were at the polls all day, and
at tho Third Ward there wero some wo?
men out working for the "Drys." .
Tho election Is a local victory for'tho
"Drys," as It was confidently expected
that the "Wets" would carry ' tho city.
Contrary to expectations, the negro voto
was almost solidly with the "Drys,'' The
total registration In tho city Is 1,49-1, and
the total vote polled was 1,223. To-night
a large crowd congregated on the cor?
ner of Main and Union Streets to hear
tho returns, which woro announced from
tho steps by. one of the local preachers,
and his announcement was received amid
The Impression prevails to-night that
tho saloons, twenty-three In number, will
close to-morrow. This will throw out of
employment 51 white employes in the sa?
loons and thlrty-eovon porters. It will
close up twenty-thrco saloons, two wholes
sale boor houses, three soda bottling es?
tablishments, four billiard nnd pool rooms
nnd three bowling alleys. ' The tlefoat of
tho "Wets" was duo ' to nver-condldenco
on tholr part and the combined nnd con?
certed work at the polls ot tho local min?
The committee having In charge the
erection of Aid new Home for the Sick
to-day awnrded the contract for Its erec?
tion to rt. B. Grnhnm, of this city. The
building will cost $15,000, and' the contract
calls for Its completion by tho 1st of next
MADE PASTOR EMERITUS
(?? Associateti Press. )
NEWBURGH, N. Y., April 9,-Rev.
Octavlus Applogato, for thlrty-'flvo years
rector of St. George's Episcopal Church,
hns retired nnd been made rector emer?
UNION LEAGUE CLUB
NOT FOR NEGRO
Tables Resolutions to Take
Up Fight Against Consti*
tutions of Southern States
(Spoclal to The Tlmoa-'DIspatch.)
NEW YORK, April 0.?The Union
Longue Club, after a dobaixi lasting until
after midnight, ta Mod tho report of thu
Committee on Political Reform, which
provided for tho Club's taking action In
favor of fighting for negro suffrago In
Tim debate was exciting, and even bit
tor at limes, both tho radicals and con?
servatives contesting every inoli of
ground. When, after midnight, the vote
on a motion to> tublo wits taken, the ayus
had It, and tho Union League Club, as an
organization, will lot negro suffrage caro
Those In favor of the report declare
they will continuo the light If the ? hu ve
?va do ?o os individuals.
Court Decides Against the
Northern Securities Co.
OPINION WAS UNANIMOUS
An Appeal Will Be Taken to the United
States Supreme Court for Final
Adjudication?J. P. Morgan Says
it is No Blow to Railroads.
(By Associated Press.)
ST. PAUL, MINN., April D.?The posi?
tion of tho United States Government in
the suit brought against the Northern
Securities Company, the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern Railroads aiid "indi?
vidual officers and directors of those com?
panies, was sustained In tho decision
handed down In tho United States Circuit
Court of Appeals In this city to-day. Tho
case was? originally, brought In tho United
States' District Court hero,? but under a
special act ot Congress wns taken at
once to tho Court of Appeals, which court
was to expedite the hearing and decision
o* tho caso in every manner posalblo. The
taking oftestlmbny In this city and In
Now York lusted for sovoral weeks, and
the argumonts in St, Louis before Circuit
Judges Cnldwell, Sandborn, Thayer and
Van Dovonter took several flays.
The decision was written by Judge
Thayer and was filed' to-day. An appeal
to the United States Supreme Court will
be taken Immediately. All four Judges
concurred In the conclusions of the court,
which were stated by Circuit Judge
Judge Thayer, in the opinion, recites the
petition was brought under the anti-trust
act of 100O. und 'adds that under tho act
of February 11, 1903, this case, being of
"general public Importance," has beon
givon precedence over others anil In every
way expedited. It Is declared' that from
tho admissions of tho pleadings, tho mat?
ters of faot nro that the roads wero par?
allel and competing linos; that they hncl
jointly secured control of the ^Burlington;
Ihnt In 1900 a holding company had been
formed by largo owners of the stock of
tin? Northern Pacific'and Great Northern,
and tho court holds that tho scheme which
was thus devised and consummated led
inevitably to the following results:
First?It placed control of tho two
reads In the hands of a single person, to
wlt: the Securities Company, by virtue
of Its ownership ot the largo majority of
the stock of both companies; second, it
destroyed every motive for competition
between tho two road's engaged In inter?
state traillo, which were natural compet?
itors for business,' by pooling tho earn?
ings of the two roads for tho common ben
ofll of the stockholders of both companies,
and, according to the familiar rulo that
evory one Is presumed to Intend what Is
tho necessary consequence of his own acts,
when done wilfully and deliberately, wo
must concludo that those who conceived
and executed the plan aforesaid tutende?!,
among other things, to accomplish theso
THE WORD TRUST.
On tlio point whether tho present case
comes within tho Inhibition of tho anti?
trust act, tho court discusses the mean?
ing of the word trust as used In tho act,
nnd adds thnt In cases arising under the
act It has been held by tho highest au?
thority In the tuition anil Ha opinion j
has been reiterated. In no uncertain terms,
that the aat applies to interstate carriers
of freight and passengers as well ?is to
all other persons, natural or artificial;
mat tho words "in restraint of traue or
commerce" do not mean unreasonable or
partlnl restraint of trade or commerce,
but any direct restraint thereof; that ?n
agreement between competing railroads
which requires thorn to act In concert tu
fixing tho rate for tlio carriage of pas?
sengers or freight over tholr respective
lines from one Stato to another, and
which by that moans restricts temporari?
ly the Sight of any other such carriers
to name such rates for Hie carrlago of
(Continued on Eighth Page},
A Victory Won Yesterday
by Temperance People
IN THE COUNTRY
Increase of Liquor License
in Cities and Towns.
UP LOSING FIGHT
General Revenue Measure Only Await?
Governor's Signature to Become
Law?Some of Its Features.
Not a Line Changed in
Without tne dotting of a? !'l" or th?.
crossing of a "t," the ? 'two houses o? )
,the General Assembly yesterday, ' agreed!
to.:tha conference report of, the general,
revenue bill, carrying with It the Mann ',\
liquor amendmont, and the high license
foaturo as applied to oltlos and towns, ,'
and all othor localities," In fact, where '-,
liquor licenses aro granted In future.
? The former amendment means practl.
cally prohibition against bar-rooms In the
rural districts, and in towns of less'than ?.">
600 Inhabitants, while tho latter fixes
bar-room licenses at $360 and $175 Instead,
of $200 and, $100 as at present.
It has been these amendmonts that have
kept the tax bill up In the nlr so long, .
and It WO.B Jn the House that th? battisi
raged fiercest. A few days ago the Houso ,.'
rejected tho report of the conferees, anda?
tile liquor people mado a powerful fight
to have the bill sent to another confer-,,
enee. But Chairman Boaz saved the. day ;,
by entering a motion to reconsider,? upon'
which he rode triumphantly to, victory
In the end. ?':' V
Tho vote In the House -was ,59 to 2S, '
while that in the Senate was..24, to. 3^
In favor of the report.' The bill now goes'
to the Governor and -will become law;
when ltv shall have been signed by Hl?i
As can-bo seen from the vote .ln'-.thCT*
two houses, there was practi-cally no fight .:?',
In -either, ' ? '?',?'
Chairman Boaz called up the report In '
the House as soon as the morning hour :
had been disposed of and after ? some
slight sparring, tho body, voted a recon?
sideration, nnd thon adopted the confer
once committee's report In a,whirl. .?
' Mr. Boaz quickly communicated the
matter to the Senate, and under tho lead?
ership' of Chairman ?' Wlckham It was
quickly concurred In by the Senate'.
It Is estimated that the bill will yield
about $3,900,000 and it? will become effec?
tive upon Its being signed by tho Gov- '
One of the Interesting features of the
bill Is tho schedule of taxes upon insur?
ance companies. Tho life companies are
to pay ono per, cent, as at present on? .
gross premium receipts, and all? othor
companies one and a quarter per cent,
Tho chief objootlon to the bill has been :
directed by the liquor people, and In thi ,
end thoy failed at every point.
The attendance on the sessions of th? .
Sonate yesterday was small and.the In?
terest in tho proceedings was overehad-, ,
owed by that In the session of the other .,
House, whither all visitors and manjrj ;,'
members of the Senato turned.
Rev, George H. Ray, D. ,D., of North?
ampton, offered the Invocation.
The Sonato took up and passed th*
House Joint resolution authorizing th?
publlo printer to continue the existing
contra'ots for printing the Journal and
documents of the two houses.
The Houso bill authorizing the Board?,
of Supervisors of counties to retire out?
standing bonds and to Issue bonds \bear-..
Ing a lower rate of Interest was pissed,
Mr. Powers, of Caroline, communfaated, ..-'
to tho Senate tho adoption by the House
of the amendment suggested by the Gov?
ernor to the Houso bill chartering the ;
town of Bowling Green. The amendment
was concurred In. and the amended bill
Mr. Boaz, of Albomarle, chairman . ol '
tho House Committee on Finance, com?
municated' the adoption by the House of
the report ot the Conference Committee
on the disagreeing amendments of tho
two houses to the general revenue bill,
A few minutes later Mr. Wlckham? o?
Hanover, chairman of the Finance Com-'
mittoe, reminded tho Sonato of the com?
munication by Mr. Boaz, charlman of th?
Houso Finance Committee, and naked
that the Conference Committee's report
on tho general revenue bill be laid be?
fore the Senato, This was agreed to, and
at the suggestion of Mr. Wlckham, th?
clork read tho amendments proposed by
the Committee of Conference, and they
wore explained separately by the chair
man of tho committee. .
This proceeding occupied the time of
the Semite during the remainder of th?
A STRONG STATEMENT.
Mr. Wlckham took tho floor and warm?
ly advocated the adoption of the oonfer??
enee report, defending tho Mann bill, In
"AVhnover says tho Mann bill Is not
a rovoWio measure, does not appreciate
tho moaning of tha words," snlrt he. In
advocating the provision Imposing a fine,
Imprisonment and forfeiture of llconso
for violation of tho Sunday law, the
spanker condemned la strong terms thu
conditions prevailing ?t various pointa
I In tho State, among which he cited West
Point, which he characterised ns "thnt
Coney slnnd of the State," nini the vicin?
ity of Norfolk. Tho amendment in rei?,
tlon to Sunday selling was designed to
prevent the ?disgraceful scenes witness?
ed any Sunday at those and other places.
Tho protection of our Sunday, of our wo?
mon and of our children nre the thre?
things the Mann bill Is designed to ac?
Mr. Bnrksdale, of Halifax, Injected a
bit of humor Into the discussion by aj
eortlng that tho Sonate contri ees had
conceded nothing but the English lan?
guage and his amendments.
Mr. Anderson, of Richmond olty, brief*
ly put pu record his oblecUons to the bill.
He regarded the measure as a compul
Bory prohibition law thrust upon t?e poo?
(>lo. Ho would vola? ho ?aid, to ?ubavi.